Hard to Fall (Take the Fall #4) by Marquita Valentine
Release Date: October 18, 2016
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, is releasing the fourth book in her Take the Fall Series.
As a hardworking, hard-partying firefighter, Hayden Walker values his career and his freedom. But as the eldest son of a U.S. senator, he agreed long ago to follow in his father’s footsteps and run for office, and that means settling down and marrying the picture-perfect wife. Hayden just isn’t ready for that sort of commitment . . . not with women like beautiful, curvy Saylor Dean—the naughty bridesmaid he recognizes the morning after his buddy’s wedding—tempting Hayden to stay single forever.
The unwanted love child of a well-known politician, Saylor has always felt isolated and alone, her only solace the animal shelter she runs in Forrestville. Then she meets Hayden at her best friend’s wedding. During their impulsive and unforgettable night together, Saylor feels desired like never before—only to wake up and find that Hayden doesn’t remember his drunken proposal, or their hasty marriage, or her. But when the truth comes out, Saylor finds it’s a lot harder to fall out of love than in love.
Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars
Hayden Walkers is heir to a dynasty of career politicians. As such, he is expected by his family to run for a seat of senator in his home state of North Carolina. But Hayden already has a job. He is fire captain in his hometown and he loves his job. He is convinced that he is not cut out for a career in politics and refuses to sacrifice his true calling for his family’s ambition and expectations.
Hayden feels trapped by the promises he made in the past, but he can’t say no to his father.
After a drunken night, Hayden wakes up married to Saylor, one of the bridesmaids at his best friend wedding. She is quirky, lively and there is an instant attraction between them, although Hayden has forgotten everything about their night together. Their interactions were sweet and funny. Hayden can’t get Saylor out of his mind, even if they are virtual strangers.
Obviously, they don’t know each other well and can’t avoid misunderstandings. Both have conflicting feelings, questioning their decision to marry on a whim. But they have great chemistry and a common understanding of what they want in life.
Marquita Valentine has woven a story in a way that is fun, sweet and romantic. I loved that this story had a Romeo and Juliet vibe. Overall, this book was an easy, light and entertaining read, with likeable characters. This book is the fourth installment in the Take the Fall series, but it can be read as a standalone.
An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher, via NetGalley.
“I’m trying to treat you differently.” I shake my head. “That’s not what I mean.”
“What do you mean?” She takes a step closer, the scent of her coconut sunscreen filling my senses.
“Look. I haven’t been in a relationship in a long time. Most of the women I meet either want to be with me because of the whole fireman aspect or they want to be with me because of who my father is.”
“I don’t care about either of those things, at least not when it comes to what I want from you,” she clarifies.
“I know that which is why I’m doing my level best to get to know you before I fuck you. And believe me, I will, just as soon as you—”
She drops the towel. Saylor drops the motherfucking towel and stands there, nothing on her luscious body.
My legs propel me forward, my hands go to her shoulders, pulling her to me until her cold skin hits mine. Her nipples scrape my chest, making me hard, making my board shorts so tight that I’ll probably have to rip them off.
She tips up her chin, all at once a siren and seductive. “As soon as I do what?”
I touch her face and she leans into me, rubbing against my hand as her lashes fall to her cheeks. “Say yes.”
Her eyes open. “Yes.”
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About Marquita Valentine:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.
Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man–and if that doesn’t work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.
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